Lack of Specialized Supervision
There will be greater difficulty in securing specialized supervision. Because line layout consists of several machines requiring a wide range or knowledge on the part of the supervisor to watch the fulfilment of the set goals of production. The foreman in each department is held accountable for the activities of his department loading scheduling maintaining discipline controlling the production, inspecting the quality etc. Such a diverse supervisory assignment may not readily tend itself to specialization and mastery by average foreman.
Additional Output not Possible:
Expansion of output on substantial scale is impossible or product lines out to specific capacity. Catering to rise in demand by expanding the output beyond the pre ordained machine capacities in the line is not possible under this type of layout.